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The Seine at Port-Marly, Piles of Sand  1875

by Alfred Sisley

Of all the landscapes Alfred Sisley painted in and around Marly-le-Roi, where he lived from 1875 to 1878, this scene of workers dredging sand to facilitate barge traffic is perhaps the most original. Generally, the Impressionists showed the Seine River as a place of weekend leisure for Parisians, painting activities such as boating, yachting, promenading, and dining. Sisle...
21 7/16 × 29 in. (54.5 × 73.7 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago